Cápsula de gelatina en el estómago
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El examen del cordón se realiza para detectar la presencia de parásitos intestinales. Se traga una cápsula de gelatina pesada atada a un cordel y se deja permanecer en el estómago. Al cabo de unas cuatro horas se hala la cuerda. Luego se examina bajo el microscopio cualquier resto de bilis, sangre o mucosidad adheridos al cordel para determinar los tipos de células y segmentos de parásitos o huevos.
- Last Reviewed on 04/26/2012
- Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington; and George F Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.
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